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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 6. April 24, 1952

A Voice

A Voice


The portion of the editorial headed "Stocks Low" in the April 3 issue of Salient is a very clear expression of the attitude of too many students at V.U.C.

First of all it is the Staff which ruin the place, then the Council, then the Staff, then the Senate, and now it's the City of Wellington which is not treating us as we should be treated. Why on earth should we keep on trying to pass the buck? The problem is: what is wrong with the students? The fact that we, over two thousand of us, cannot find billets for three hundred visitors is surely a reflection on our indifference, our complete lack of interest in student activities, caused by the flat refusal of the great majority of students to change from being automatic note-takers for about two hours a day, to being active students at an institution which is, theoretically, a university.

T. H. Beagehole.

(Salient deplores student apathy and has done so for many years. Reader Beaglehole may care to submit an article explaining where apathy comes from. Salient suggests, that there are causes outside the student which also need emphasising.